Exhibition gives a unique glimpse into the hearts of those who ministered and those to whom they ministered during the Rising in Dublin.
“Unlike some of the other summer schools, the Daniel O’Connell School does not have a specific theme. Instead, we offer a mix of lectures on local, county, national and international history.”
Aim of Somme centenary pilgrimage is to instil “A sense of the futility of war and the importance of friendship, peace and understanding” - Primate.
We must never betray the ideals which inspired those who took part in the Rising or let them be watered down through cynicism or mediocrity: Archbishop.
“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.
Talks will look at the role the friars in the 1916 Rising, War of Independence and the Celtic Cultural Revival, as well as at the height of the penal persecution.
"He and others sowed the seeds of the flowering of a new political dispensation which would become the Republic of Ireland, of which we are all beneficiaries."
President Higgins suggests Ireland can best remember the children killed in 1916 by ensuring that today's children fulfill their potential in peace and security.